Best of Columbia 2017

Shopping & Services

Columbia’s home to a whole host of wonderful stores and services, and we asked you for your favorites. The votes have been tallied and we’re pleased to present the winners in the final category of our 2017 Best of Columbia contest: Shopping and Services.

You really bought into all the fun and told us your favorite places in town to buy everything from antiques to wine and spirits, and we want to thank you. Watch for details about our 2018 Best of Columbia contest in our December issue.

You might want to keep this list handy as you do your holiday shopping or when you need a service such as a manicure or an auto repair.

Again, thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations to all our winners.

 

Best Daycare

Gold: Tiger Tots
1609 Paris Road  |  441-0919  |  tigertots.com

Silver: Academy of Early Childhood Learning
9 Dorado Drive  |  441-0888  |  academycastle.com

Bronze: Green Meadows Preschool
1000 W. Green Meadows Road  |  449-3359  |  greenmeadowspreschool.com

 

Best Place to Buy Eyewear

Gold: Columbia Eye Consultants
500 N. Keene St.  |  874-2060  |  cecoptometry.com

Silver: Clarkson Eyecare
1020 E. Green Meadows Road Suite 100  |  303-3960
100 Brickton Road Suite 102  |  303-3937  |  clarksoneyecare.com

Bronze: Eyemart Express
2901 W. Broadway Suite 101  |  474-4181  |  eyemartexpress.com

 

Best Place to Buy Furniture

Gold: Lifestyles Furniture
63 E. Broadway  |  874-1550  |  lifestylescomo.com

Silver: Furniture Factory Outlet
1450 Cinnamon Hill Lane  |  866-0110  |  ffohome.com

Bronze: Ashley HomeStore
5710 Bull Run Drive  |  777-1234  |  ashleyfurniturehomestore.com

 

Best Place to Buy an Appliance

Gold: Downtown Appliance
1104 E. Broadway  |  874-3333  |  downtownappliance.com

Silver: Columbia Appliance
1805 Westfall Drive  |  814-2244 |  columbiappliance.com

Bronze: Designer Kitchen and Bath
2510 Vandiver Drive  |  474-2612  |  dkbshowroom.com

 

Best Place to Buy an Art

Gold: Art in the Park

Silver: Bluestem Missouri Crafts
13 S. Ninth St.  |  442-0211 |  bluestemcrafts.com

Bronze: Columbia Art League
2017 S. Ninth St.  |  443-8838  |  columbiaartleague.org

 

Best Auto Body Shop

Gold: Big O Tires
3915 Peachtree Drive  |  875-0068
2300 Business Loop 70 E.  |  449-2457  |  bigotires.com

Silver: Central Missouri Auto Body
5353 N. Hwy. 763  |  875-0068  |  centralmoautobody.com

Bronze: Plaza Tire Service
1415 Grindstone Plaza Drive  |  397-4787
419 E. Broadway  |  449-3896
806 Smiley Lane  |  876-80000
1005 N. Fairview Road  |  446-1515  |  plazatireservice.com

 

Best Place for Auto Repair

Gold: Big O Tires
3915 Peachtree Drive  |  875-0068
2300 Business Loop 70 E.  |  449-2457  |  bigotires.com

Silver: Plaza Tire Service
1415 Grindstone Plaza Drive  |  397-4787
419 E. Broadway  |  449-3896
806 Smiley Lane  |  876-80000
1005 N. Fairview Road  |  446-1515  |  plazatireservice.com

Bronze: A to Z Auto Repair
806 Fay St.  |  874-0775  |  atozautorepaircolumbia.com

 

Best Barbershop

Gold: Tiger Barbershop
118 S. Ninth St.  |  449-5951

Silver: M. Boss Salon
26 N. Ninth St.  |  443-2677  |  mbossbarber.com

Bronze: Clean Cut Barbershop
510 E. Green Meadows Road #105  |  442-1904  |  cleancutbarbershopcolumbia.com

 

Best Place to Buy Sporting Goods

Gold: Alpine Shop
1102 E. Broadway  |  817-2955  |  alpineshop.com

Silver: Play It Again Sports
1218 Business Loop 70 W.  |  449-8911  |  playitagainsports.com

Bronze: Walt’s Bicycle & Wilderness
1217 Rogers St. A  |  886-9258  |  waltsbikeshop.com

 

Best Place to Get Married

Gold: Les Bourgeois
14020 W. Hwy. BB  |  (800) 690-1830  |  missouriwine.com

Silver: Blue Bell Farm
3030 MO-240  |  (660) 888-6011  |  bluebellfarm.org

Bronze: Shelter Gardens
1817 W. Broadway  |  214-4595

 

Best Place to Play Golf

Gold: Columbia Country Club
2210 N. County Club Drive  |  449-4115  |  columbiacc.net

Silver: The club at Old Hawthorne
6221 E. Hwy. WW  |  442-5281  |  oldhawthorne.com

Bronze: A.L. Gustin Golf Course
18 E. Stadium Blvd.  |  882-6016

 

Best Place to Go for a Family Fun Day

Gold: Lazer Lanes
3412 Grindstone Pkwy.  |  4497-6021  |  lazerlanes.com

Silver: ARC
1701 W. Ash St.  |  874-7700  |  como.gov/ParksandRec/ARC

Bronze: Wilson’s Beach Club
4600 Forum Blvd.  |  449-1488  |  wilsonsfitness.com

 

Best Place to Buy an Antique

Gold: Midway Antique Mall
6401 US-40  |  445-0042

Silver: Artichoke Annie’s
1781 Lindberg Drive  |  474-2056  |  artichokeannies.com

Bronze: McAdam’s
1501 Old 63 S.  |  442-3151  |  mcadamsltd.com

 

Best Hair Salon

Gold: The Clip Joint
1001 Cherry St. #101  |  443-8711
1608 Chapel Hill Road  |  445-3176  |  theclipjointsalon.com

Silver: Regeneration Salon and Spa
3301 W. Broadway Business Park Ct. Ste. H  |  234-1560  |  salon-spa-regeneration.com

Bronze: The Beach Salon
110 Orr St.  |  875-0060  |  thebeachsalon.com

 

Best Place to Buy a Handcrafted Item

Gold: Bluestem Missouri Crafts
13 S. Ninth St.  |  442-0211  |  bluestemmissouricrafts.com

Silver: Poppy
920 E. Broadway #1 |  442-3223  |  poppymadebyhand.com

Bronze: Plume
165 E. Hoe Down Drive Unit B  |  823-9654  |  somethingplume.com

 

Best Place to Hear Live Music

Gold: The Blue Note
17 N. Ninth St.  |  874-1944  |  thebluenote.com

Silver: Rose Music Hall
1013 Park Ave.  |  875-0588  |  rosemusichall.com

Bronze: Murry’s
3107 Green Meadows Way  |  442-4969  |  murrysrestaurant.net

 

Best Nail Salon

Gold: Polished
1400 Forum Blvd. #10  |  446-6245  |  polishedincomo.com

Silver: My Perfect Nails
2601 Range Line St. #107  |  228-6079  |  myperfectnails.com

Bronze: Varsity Nails
904 Elm St. Ste. 104  |  449-3334  |  varsitynails.com

 

Best Place to Help You Remodel Your Home

Gold: Designer Kitchen and Bath
2510 Vandiver Drive  |  474-2612  |  dkbshowroom.com

Silver: Johnston Paint
3409 Buttonwood Drive  |  443-8755  |  johnstonpaint.com

Bronze: True Son Exteriors
2909 Falling Leaf Lane Ste. K  |  442-7292  |  truesonexteriors.com

 

Best Place for Computer/Tablet/Phone Repair

Gold: Columbia iRepair
Business Loop 70 E.  |  864-8914  |  columbiairepair.com

Silver: Nate’s Computer Repair
1103 E. Walnut St.  |  777-6999  |  natespcrepair.com

Bronze: Columbia Computer Center
1122 Lakeview Ave.  |  442-9445  |  colcomputers.com

 

Best Place for Crafting

Gold: Confetti Craft Co.
1201 E. Broadway  |  424-3624  |  confetticraftco.com

Silver: Paint the Town
2703 E. Broadway  |  777-7795  |  paintthetowncolumbia.com

Bronze: Canvas on Broadway
706 E. Broadway  |  443-2222  |  thecanvasonbroadway.com

 

Best Place for a Date Activity

Gold: Logboat Brewing Company
504 Fay St.  |  397-6786  |  logboatbrewing.com

Silver: Ragtag Cinema
10 Hitt St.  |  441-8504 |  ragtagcinema.org

Bronze: Canvas on Broadway
706 E. Broadway  |  443-2222  |  thecanvasonbroadway.com

 

Best Place to Host an Event/Party/Reception

Gold: The Roof
1111 E. Broadway |  875-7000  |  thebroadwaycolumbia.com

Silver: Shakespeare’s
225 S. Ninth St.  |  449-2454
3304 Broadway Business Park Court  |  447-7435
3911 Peachtree Drive  |  447-7435  |  shakespeares.com

Bronze: Columbia Country Club
2210 N. Country Club  |  449-4115  |  columbiacc.net

 

Best Place to Buy Shoes

Gold: Dryers Shoe Store
7 N. Ninth St. |  442-7984  |  dryersshoestore.com

Silver: American Shoe
816 E. Broadway B  |  442-6811  |  americanshoeinc.com

Bronze: Fringe Boutique
914 E. Broadway  |  777-3978

 

Best Place to Buy Wine/Spirits

Gold: Macadoodles
455 E. Green Meadows Road I |  443-1825  |  columbia.macadoodles.com

Silver: Lucky’s
111 S. Providence Road  |  442-2128  |  luckysmarket.com

Bronze: Les Bourgeois
14020 W. Hwy. BB  |  (800) 690-1830  |  missouriwine.com

 

Best Hotel

Gold: The Broadway, A Doubletree by Hilton
1111 E. Broadway  |  875-7000  |  thebroadwaycolumbia.com

Silver: Stoney Creek Inn
2601 Providence Road  |  442-6400  |  stoneycreekhotels.com

Bronze: Tiger Hotel
23 S. Eighth St.  |  875-8888  |  thetigerhotel.com

 

Best Place to Buy Jewelry

Gold: Buchroeders
1021 E. Broadway  |  443-1457  |  brdiamonds.com

Silver: Poppy
920 E. Broadway #1  |  442-3223  |  poppymadebyhand.com

Bronze: LC Betz
601 E. Broadway #303  |  449-1070  |  betzjewelers.com

 

Best Place to Pamper Yourself

Gold: Riversong Salon and Spa
1101 Club Village Drive #101  |  447-1772  |  riversongspa.com

Silver: Polished
1400 Forum Blvd. #101  |  446-6245  |  polishedincomo.com

Bronze: My Perfect Nails
2601 Range Line St. #107  |  228-6079  |  myperfectnails.com

 

Best Place to Pamper Yourself

Gold: Stephen’s Lake Park
2001 E. Broadway  |  874-7460

Silver: Rock Bridge State Park
5901 S. Hwy. 163  |  449-7402

Bronze: Cosmopolitan Park
1615 Business Loop 70 W.  |  874-7460

 

Best Place to Buy Something for Your Pet

Gold: Lizzie & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market
1610 Interstate 70 Drive S.W.  |  445-8249  |  lizziandroccos.com

Silver: Treats Unleashed
5901 S. Hwy. 163  |  449-7402  |  treats-unleashed.com

Bronze: Columbia Pet Center
407 Business Loop 70 E.  |  499-4536  |  columbiapetcenter.weebly.com

 

Best Senior Living Community

Gold: The Villages of Bedford Walk
415 Bailey Drive  |  303-7252  |  thevillageofbedfordwalk.com

Silver: The Terrace
1408 Business Loop 70 W.  |  875-2538  |  terraceretirement.com

Bronze: Lenoir Woods
3710 S. Lenoir St.  |  876-5800  |  lssliving.org/communities/lenoir-woods

 

Best Place to Buy Something for Your Home

Gold: Tallulah’s
812 E. Broadway  |  442-9550  |  tallulahs.myshopify.com

Silver: The Southern Rose
503 E. Nifong Blvd. B  |  815-7673  |  thesouthernrosecomo.com

Bronze: Bluestem Missouri Crafts
13 S. Ninth St.  |  442-0211  |  bluestemcrafts.com

Best Student Living Center

Gold: Brookside
825 Elm St. Ste. 201  |  815-7457  |  liveatbrookside.com

Silver: Grindstone Canyon
3101 Old 63 S.  |  303-9756  |  grindstonecanyon.com

Bronze: Aspen Heights Columbia
3600 Aspen Heights Pkwy.  |  309-4040  |  myaspenheights.com

 

Best Place to Take a First Time Visitor

Gold: Flat Branch Pub & Brewing
115 S. Fifth St.  |  499-0400  |  flatbranch.com

Silver: Shakespeare’s
225 S. Ninth St.  |  449-2454
3304 Broadway Business Park Court  |  447-7435
3911 Peachtree Drive  |  447-7435  |  shakespeares.com

Bronze: Les Bourgeois
14020 W. Hwy. BB  |  (800) 690-1830  |  missouriwine.com

 

Best Tanning Salon

Gold: Body FX Tanning Salon
3301 W. Broadway #B  |  446-8268

Silver: Bronze by Design
501 Fay St. #203  |  489-1215  |  bronzebydesign.com

Bronze: Tan Rio Tan Salon
Forum Blvd.  |  777-1818  |  tanriocolumbia.com

 

Best Place for a Team Building Event

Gold: Logboat Brewing Company
504 Fay St.  |  397-6786  |  logboatbrewing.com

Silver: Breakout CoMo
218 N. Eighth St.  |  340-5625  | breakoutcomo.com

Bronze: Confetti Craft Co.
1201 E. Broadway  |  424-3624  |  confetticraftco.com

 

Best Theater

Gold: Ragtag Cinema
10 Hitt St.  |  441-8504  |  ragtagcinema.org

Silver: Missouri Theatre
203 S. Ninth St.  |  882-3781  |  concertseries.missouri.edu

Bronze: The Blue Note
17 N. Ninth St.  |  874-1944  |  thebluenote.com

 

Best Place to Buy a Unique Gift

Gold: Poppy
920 E. Broadway #1 |  442-3223  |  poppymadebyhand.com

Silver: The Southern Rose
503 E. Nifong Blvd. B  |  815-7673  |  thesouthernrosecomo.com

Bronze: Bluestem Missouri Crafts
13 S. Ninth St.  |  442-0211  |  bluestemcrafts.com

 

Best Place to Buy Women’s Apparel

Gold: The Southern Rose
503 E. Nifong Blvd.  |  815-7673  |  thesouthernrose.com

Silver: Fringe Boutique
914 E. Broadway  |  777-3978

Bronze: Upscale Resale
1729 W. Broadway  |  445-4803  |  almm.org/what-we-do/upscale-resale

 

Best Place to Buy Men’s Apparel

Gold: Binghams
827 E. Broadway  |  442-6397  |  binghamsclothing.com

Silver: Alpine Shop
1102 E. Broadway  |  817-2955  |  alpineshop.com

Bronze: Muse Clothing
22 S. Ninth St.  |  222-0687  |  musecomo.com

 

Best Gym

Gold: Wilson’s Fitness Center
2902 Forum Blvd.  |  446-3232
2601 Range Line St.  |  443-4242 wilsonsfitness.com

Silver: ARC
1701 W. Ash St.  |  874-7700  |  como.gov/ParksandRec/ARC

Bronze: Columbia Strength and Conditioning
501 Fay St. #102  |  289-2806  |  columbiastrengthandconditioning.com

 

 

Comments (0)
Add Comment